leadership programme
Cross-functional leadership

Learn how to lead cross-functional teams and synthesise their expertise to make the best decisions and strategies.

Programme highlights

Join a cohort of mission-driven leaders and an interdisciplinary faculty.



start date

28 April 2023





Financing available.
Expense via your employer.



Self-paced learning & online workshops.
Two immersive days on campus.


2-4 hours per week

90 min online workshops and group coaching with self-paced prep.

Our approach

Complex problems require interdisciplinary solutions. Answers won’t come from one subject or specialism. Learn how to tackle the issues that matter to you.

Why interdisciplinary?

“The interesting thing about setting up a business is that it’s a series of problem-solving. What you need is an ability to focus in on a problem pull back out and connect the dots across the space.”

Richard Reed

Co-founder, Innocent Drinks

“A job like mine does not ask you only to be a public speaker, data analyst, project manager, writer, or team plater, but all of those thing together.”

Hassan Dalmuji

Senior Advisor, WHO

“The power of interdisciplinarity is being able to take a way of seeing the world from one area, one that’s rich in academic excellence, and then being able to transport it and map it onto something else.”

Dr Haibo E

Formerly Deepmind

programme overview
Programme overview

Build your intellectual hinterland and grasp the mental models to tackle the huge range of challenges you encounter everyday.

Gain the skills to lead people with different expertise and synthesise their different approaches to create maximum impact.

Your interdisciplinary faculty
Prof Carl Gombrich
Director of Learning and Teaching

Professor Carl Gombrich joined LIS from UCL and leads our faculty. Carl is a world expert in Interdisciplinary Education and trains leaders in the public and private sector on the evolving nature of expertise. 

Dr Mattia Gallotti
Faculty / Head of Research

Mattia is a philosopher who lectured on social sciences at LSE prior to joining LIS. He has published on the notion of Collective Intelligence and its applicability to the modern workplace.

Dr Bronwyn Tarr

Bronwyn is a human behavioural scientist, previously part of Professor Dunbar’s ground-breaking team at Oxford, researching the evolution of social behaviours. She teaches on the enduring nature of social groupings and the science behind it.

Dr James Carney

James combines methods from machine learning, experimental psychology, and linguistics to create programmes which are both intellectually challenging and instrumentally useful; including what organisations can learn from fictional narrative.

Dr Amelia Peterson
Head of Teaching and Learning

Amelia is a social scientist with a background in policy and consulting.  Prior to LIS, Amelia taught courses on education policy and research methods at LSE. She received her PhD from Harvard and her BA from Oxford.

Dr Ebrahim Patel

Ebrahim joins LIS from Oxford where his research focused on network science and its applicability urban transport settings. He teaches our students how to model complex systems and is interested in the mathematics of human behaviour.

Leader or future leader working for a complex mission-led organisation
Manages teams with different expertise
Looking to grow your personal network
Open to new perspectives
Looking for intellectual stimulation
About you

This course has been designed for leaders, and developing leaders, in complex mission-led organisations.